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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Editor’s Note: If you had the 8.1% abv version marketed since 2014 as a Double India Pale Ale, this is the wrong beer page. Please rate under Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014 -).

This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2014
Found a bar that still had bottles of this baby after I rated the "new" version last week on tap. Quaffable, pine, ctirus notes with moderate amount of backbone, really enjoyable from start to resiny bitter finish. So much better than the new version, I will truly miss this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toomio (218) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Liian hoppinen mun makuun. Hienostunut maku, mutta liikaa humalaa. Tämä kai pitäisi olla jotenkin legendaarinen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (509) - ROMANIA - MAY 15, 2014
33cl. Pours hazy, dark orange with a moderate but fast diminishing white head. Aroma is fresh with strong fruity hops notes, citrus, sweet floral. Flavor is heavy bitter with a long duration, with notes of hops, grass and caramel. Moderate bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (391) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
On tap. Amber with offwhite head. Good lacing. Incredible aroma - mango and grapefruit. Very bitter taste with a touch of sweetness in the finish. Body and carbonation right on for the style. Very nice ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Underdogs88 (108) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Floral, pine hop aroma. Copper color with a white head with good head retention. Bitterness is high in the flavor with notes of pine and grapefruit. Caramel and toast flavors are present. Mouthfeel is medium with a medium high carbonation. The hop bitterness dries the mouth on the end. Overall, it's a decent ipa, but I don't really care for the hop combination. Too much resin. Also, the caramel competes with the hop flavor and doesn't allow it to shine bright. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (823) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Poured from bomber. Cloudy amber color with cream colored head. Malty fruity aroma. First taste is metalic. Underlying malt flavor with slight sweetness. Then a big citrus grapefruit flavor and bitterness. Finish leaves you with a dry lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (834) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en www.biirkonnen.com. Color ambar claro. Sabor a lupulo, muy ligeramente a malta y dulce. Escasamente amarga. Una gran IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (544) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Clear, orangey brown with off-white, slightly beige head. Aroma of hops and subtle sweet bready malt. Taste is slightly sweet bready malt with slightly more hops balance-wise, finishes quite dry with grapefruit and resiny hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Yellow/orange color. It smells slightly fruity. It starts off with a slightly sweet, fruity, taste. Its not overpowering. It has a thin mouthful. It has a sharp pine with a harsh bitter finish. Good start, bad finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2245) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2014
Clear orange with small off-white lacing foam head. Aroma is hoppy period. Tastes not too bitter, indeed some grapefruit there. Different. Strong bitter aftertaste again though. (Madrid 201405)

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